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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 20, 2007 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

I might add this, my friend.

The Adirondack mountains are my spiritual homeland. I've camped, hiked, rock climbed, canoed, ice-climbed and snowshoed there for over 40 years. I'm a card carrying member of almost every environmentally active group in the area. I can't think of a more beautiful place, a better setting. I know the land up there like the proverbial back if my hand. When I heard that the Dead had played there, I kicked myself for not being there. I think that hearing my favorite band, in whatever incarnation, in such a place would have been like a little slice of heaven.

And I have listened to the tape--it is good!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Feb 20, 2007 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

Glad to know that your post was tongue in cheek!!
I would hate to think that you were being as obnoxious and sanctimonious as others who would disagree with your view!!!LOL

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 20, 2007 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

I would neither read nor post on this board if we all agreed. What would be the point? I really enjoy the enthusiasm folks have for all sorts of years and concerts and songs.

I may not like A as much as I like B--for whatever reasons--but that is in no way a slam on A or C or D. One thing among many about the Dead is that unlike the Stones or
U-2 or many long loved bands is that the Dead always tried to keep it fresh. You can tell when they are getting bored with the same old same old--so they change it up and reinvent themselves.

Sometimes I wish that I had time enough to listen to the shows that folks here rave about. So many shows so little time.

Hell, just downloading and listening to everything in 1969 s six month's worth of listening to me!

You know, the whole fucking thing would've been a lot easier if they had just stayed retired after 1974.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 20, 2007 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

A Grateful Dead demon has been dispatched to your residence to set fire to your copies of Cornell, Buffalo War Memorial, all of 1977, Farewell to Winterland in 1978, One From the Vault of 1975, The Alpine Valley run of 1989 and the Branford Marsalis shows of 1990.

You will have wiped from your memory henceforth any knowledge of the following Grateful Dead songs, based on your blasphemous musings about the Dead retiring in 1974:

Help on the way, Slipknot, Franklin'sTower, Music Never Stopped (for you it will), Crazy fingers, Fire on the Mountain, Terrapin Station, Estimated prophet, samson & Delilah, Pasenger, Althea, Touch of Grey,, Standing on the Moon, Shakedown Street, I need a Miracle, Throwing Stones, Brother Esau, Stagger Lee, and Picasso Moon (OK, so that one's a blessing. Many others i'm too tired to list.

Lots of cover tunes performed live as well, like Visions of Johanna, and Lucy in the Sky (OK, another blessing)....

good heavens, man...can you really be OK without those songs ever seeing the light of day?

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Feb 20, 2007 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

I wouldn't be OK with it. Most of us probably wouldn't, including Ghost. That is the beauty of the band and the vast archive of material, there is something there for everyone. Ghostofpig's favorite era just happens to be my least favorite. Alot of that maybe has to do with the fact that he lived thru that era and I didn't, who knows. But we can agree to disagree and it's all cool.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 20, 2007 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

I would have hated to miss Peggy-O, Crazy Fingers, Shakedown Street, Standing on the Moon, Victim or the Crime, and a host of other stuff!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 20, 2007 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

Really? Victim? I would have thought that was an example in YOUR favor ;-)

all in good fun, as always.

Still jealous about you catching shows at the Fillmore. Damn.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 20, 2007 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

Rubbing it in: First show 1967 Caf? AuGoGo. I was 15.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Feb 20, 2007 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Dead, and that's all there is to it.

Me too!!! Fillmore(s), Winterland and probably lots of other places too.